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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Health and Safety Guide

ASERT has put together some resources for those with autism and those who care for people with autism relating to the current Coronavirus outbreak.

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Blogs

Idle Hands and Fidgets

By Dmitri 

Dmitri talks about finding a fidget toy best suitable for them and how it has helped them in a classroom environment as well as an online learning environment.

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Acceptance and Uncertainty

By Out-of-Sync Woman

Out of Sync Woman discusses the importance of focusing on one's mental health during these uncertain times.

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Why My Accommodations Help You

By Rose

Rose talks about how being straightforward with your employers about accommodations that you may need leads to a successful career.

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Autism in the Family

By Out-of-Sync Woman

Out of Sync Woman discusses how important it is to accept your family for who they truly are, strengths and weaknesses, not who you think they should be.

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Asking For Help

By Sarah Matincheck

Sarah talks about how important it is to ask for help when you need it as well as how you need to be considerate of the person offering to help you.

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The Outside Looking In: A Mother’s Perspective

By Khylil

Khylil talks about how making a video with his mother for Autism Awareness month helped him learn more about not only his own journey with autism, but also how it affected his mother.

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Getting Past Negative Emotions

By Out-of-Sync Woman

Out of Sync Woman discusses how it is important to identify negative emotions that you are feeling and find ways to better understand yourself to negate those feelings.

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Autism Awareness for the Entire Family

By Out-of-Sync Woman

Out of Sync Woman discusses how important it is to support families of individuals with autism instead of putting them on a pedestal.

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The Puzzle Piece

By Sarah Matincheck

Sarah talks about how the symbol of the puzzle piece has been meaningful to her and the autism community.

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Not Autistic Enough

By Rose

Rose talks about the problems they encounter when looking for resources - that they are not "autistic enough" to benefit fully from available resources but not "normal enough" to not need accommodations.

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Staying Calm

By Out-of-Sync Woman

Out of Sync Woman talks about how it's okay to be struggling right now due to the pandemic and coping strategies she has used to feel better.

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Animal Crossing – An Island Escape

By Ziggie

Ziggie talks about how Animal Crossing has provided a fun escape from the pandemic. He discusses what he has done with his island and why the game is so engaging.

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What I Do Matters

By Out-of-Sync Woman

Out of Sync Woman discusses how important her role as a citizen is in stopping the spread of coronavirus and how vital it is to follow the guidance of the government.

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Parent’s Take: Coping with Coronavirus

Kate Hooven, a parent of a teen with Autism, discusses the challenges that the Coronavirus pandemic has presented.

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It Starts With Me

By Out-of-Sync Woman

Out of Sync Woman talks about her experiences having autism and how it has helped her.

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